Pre-season Newsletter

Welcome back Wanderers!

With pre-season well underway, it’s time for the first Newsletter of the 2017/18 season.

Club Day *this Saturday!*

Come along to the Wanderers pre-season club day on Saturday 2 September from 1.45pm until 5ish. It’s a great chance to play some mixed hockey and catch up with people before the season starts. It’s free and open to current and new members!

Please bring a light and a dark top.

Stick around after (bring a change of clothes and shower stuff) for drinks and food at The Grove pub (SW11 4NE) which is a 5 minute walk from the pitch as the clubhouse will not be open until later in the season.

Training times

Details on training times and locations can be found on the Wanderers website:

There will also be goalkeeping training sessions throughout the season at KP on Thursdays – the first one is 14th September. Further details can be found on the website.

Socials – start of Season & Christmas

Start of Season – 30th of September

Get your Americana costumes ready because Wanderers are going American for a full blown Frat party at the clubhouse. We’re talking beer pong, red cups, flip cup… Full details r.e. timings & team pairings will be announced shortly, please click attending on the FB event which will be posted to the Wanderers Facebook page shortly. If you don’t have access to the private FB group please request to join here then you should be able to see the event.

Christmas Party

This has been provisionally booked in for the 9th of December so please try and keep this date free. More details to be revealed in due course…

Annual subs

Subs will be £200 for outfield players, £120 for goalkeepers, students and unemployed.

An initial installment of £50 is due by Monday 18 September and then the remaining £150 (or £50 + £70 for students etc) is due by Monday 30 October. Money needs to be transferred to your team treasurer, who will then transfer to club treasurer.

Get into Umpiring course

9 October – 7pm – Wanderers Clubhouse – FREE to club members

Following feedback from a lot of you last season the club will be a hosting a Get into Umpiring evening at the Clubhouse. As a club we rely on support from all of you to ensure that games can go ahead. We want to provide you with the skills and confidence to go out there and boss it when it comes to your turn. The evening will be hosted by Surrey Hockey Umpire Association Secretary and L1 coach Matt Dean. He will cover off the basics of umpiring and to answer questions or concerns you may have, helping you feel more confident when it’s you’re turn to umpire.

Please put this in your diary, we expect a strong turnout from across the club!

Closed Facebook group

If you haven’t already, please request to join the Wanderers closed facebook group, as it’s where a lot of the club news is shared.